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       xfractint - fractal generation program

       xfractint [options] [; comments]

       Xfractint draws a wide variety of fractals.  Xfractint is a port	of the
       IBM PC program fractint.	  Xfractint  has  online  documentation	 which
       should be referenced for	most operation information.  Note that the on-
       line documentation is from fractint, and	does not always	accurately de-
       scribe  xfractint.   A  text version of the online documentation	can be
       generated by running ``make doc''.

       -display	display_name
	      Specifies	the X11	display	to use.

	      Indicates	the resulting images should appear on the root window.
	      Note: rubberband zoom boxes don't	work on	the root window.

	      Indicates	 that xfractint	should allocate	as many	colors as pos-
	      sible in a private colormap.  Normally xfractint	will  use  128
	      colors;  this flag will let you use all 256, but may mess	up the
	      colors in	other windows.	This is	not necessary if you are using
	      greater than 8-bit color.

	      Indicates	 that the machine has a	slow display, so the scrolling
	      window  should  be  updated  infrequently.   Use	this  flag  if
	      xfractint	hangs on the title screen.

       -fast  Indicates	 that  xfractint  should  use the faster drawing mode.
	      Instead of drawing each pixel immediately, xfractint  will  save
	      up  pixels and then refresh the screen every 5 seconds.  Depend-
	      ing on your X implementation, this may  make  drawing  twice  as

       -disk  Use disk video.  That is,	generate the picture in	memory instead
	      of to the	screen.	 The resulting picture can be saved as	a  gif
	      file or printer file.

       -fixcolors num
	      Specifies	 the  number  of colors	to use.	 This number must be a
	      power of two.  Also, this	number can't be	greater	than the  num-
	      ber of colors available.	And, it	can't be greater than 256.

       -geometry WxH[{+-X}{+-Y}]
	      This  sets  the  size and	position of the	image window.  The de-
	      fault is 800x600 pixels.

       -share Indicates	that xfractint	should	share  the  current  colormap.
	      That  is,	xfractint uses as many colors as possible, but doesn't
	      modify the colormap.  This is not	necessary  with	 greater  than
	      8-bit colors.

	      Uses  simpler  keyboard  handling.  Use this flag	if you wish to
	      debug xfractint with gdb,	or else	you may	get  "(gdb)"  repeated

	      Sets  variable  xxx  to value yyy.  See the online documentation
	      for more details on the possible variables.

	      Loads parameters from the	specified file.

	      Reads a named group of parameters	from the specified file.

	      Allows the user to change	the default  postscript	 viewer.   The
	      viewer  is called	when the user prints an	image with ctrl-p. The
	      default viewer is	gv.

	      Allows the user to have a	separate control window	similar	to the
	      ncurses interface.

       -font  Loads the	selected font.

	      Loads the	selected bold font.

       There are many bugs and things that haven't been	implemented.

       Boundary	tracing	sometimes locks	up.

       Passes=2	has problems??

       Symmetry	that is	offset slightly	doesn't	always complete	the image.

       The top of the help screens are messed up.  Starting your xterm with
	      -geometry	80x25 fixes this.

       Xfractint  uses	a bizarre (to Unix users) user interface which was di-
       rectly copied from the IBM version.  If you don't have the  appropriate
       keys, use the following key mappings:
       IBM	       Unix
       F1 to F10       Shift-1 to Shift-0
       INSERT	       I
       DELETE	       D
       PAGE_UP	       U
       PAGE_DOWN       N
       LEFT_ARROW      H
       RIGHT_ARROW     L
       UP_ARROW	       K
       DOWN_ARROW      J
       HOME	       O
       END	       E
       CTL_PLUS	       }
       CTL_MINUS       {

       Copyright 1991 -	2020 by	The Stone Soup Group

       The original Unix port was done by Ken Shirriff (
       Xfractint was updated to	Fractint 19.5 by Tim Wegner (
       under Linux 2.0.	Please report updates for other	platforms to Tim Wegner.
       The current official release is 20.0.
       The primary authors of Fractint 20.0 are:
       Timothy Wegner
       Jonathan	Osuch
       George Martin
       Robin Bussell

				     20.04			  XFRACTINT(1)


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